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Verdus J. "Bert" Peterson was born April 13, 1911, in Bijou Hills, Brule Co., SD, and died November 25, 1992, in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA, at age 81. Buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA. He is the son of Earl Victor Peterson of Mansfield, Richland Co., OH, and Edna Maethorne Rogers of Panora, Guthrie Co., IA.

Fern Emily Rosebud Nelson was born October 28, 1907, in Iona, Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD, and died March 19, 2009, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, at age 101. Buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA. She is the daughter of Clarence Cornelius Nelson of Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, and Edith Christina Larson of Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.

Verdus J. "Bert" Peterson and Fern Emily Rosebud Nelson were married on June 11, 1934, in Winner, Tripp Co., SD.

Verdus J. "Bert" Peterson and Fern Emily Rosebud (Nelson) Peterson had two children:

  1. George Walter Peterson: Born 1938 in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.
  2. Louise Ruth Peterson: Born 1941 in Woodland, WA. Married to Paul Patterson: Born 1938.



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Verdus J. "Bert" Peterson and Fern Emily Rosebud (Nelson) Peterson are buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA. Thanks to Billion Graves for making this image available.


Fern Emily Rosebud Nelson was born October 28, 1907, in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 3, 1910, shows Clarence C. Nelson (age 31) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents is a general farmer owning his farm in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD and has been married 10 years. Living with him is his wife, Edith C. Nelson (age 27) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents, and has all five of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are their children: Myrtle C. Nelson (age 8) born in Illinois; Hazel M. Nelson (age 7) born in Illinois; Paul E. Nelson (age 5) born in Illinois; Fern E. Nelson (age 2) born in South Dakota; and Olive S. Nelson (age 1/12) born in South Dakota.

Verdus Bert Peterson was born April 13, 1911, in Bijou Hills, Brule Co., SD.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 13, 1920, shows Clarence C. Nelson (age 41) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm and living in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD. Living with him is his wife Edith C. Nelson (age 36) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents. Living with them are their nine unmarried children, born to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents: Myrtle K. Nelson (age 18) born in Illinois who is a Rural School Teacher; Hazel M. Nelson (age 17) born in Illinois; Paul E. Nelson (age 14) born in Illinois; Fern E. R. Nelson (age 12) born in South Dakota; Laurel V. Nelson (age 9) born in South Dakota; Walter R. Nelson (age 4-7/12) born in South Dakota; Violet T. Nelson (age 1-7/12) born in South Dakota; and Norman N. Nelson (age 1/12) born in South Dakota. Clarence C. Nelson was the census enumerator.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 6, 1920, shows Earl V. Peterson (age 32) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents is a General Farmer mortgaging his own farm in La Roche Twp., Charles Mix Co., SD. Living with him is his wife Edna M. Peterson (age 32) born in South Dakota to Wisconsin and Pennsylvania-born parents. Also living at home are their four children, all born in South Dakota to Ohio and South Dakota-born parents: Cecil O. Peterson (age 11); Virtus V. Peterson (age 9); Eva I. Peterson (age 7); and Howard S. Peterson (age 8/12).

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 2, 1930, shows Clarence C. Nelson (age 51) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 21 is a Farmer owning his own farm and living in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD. Living with him is his wife Edith C. Nelson (age 36) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 17. Living with them are six of their children, all unmarried and born in South Dakota to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents: Fern E. R. Nelson (age 22) who is a Rural School Teacher; Olive S. Nelson (age 20) who is a Rural School Teacher; Laurel V. Nelson (age 18); Walter R. Nelson (age 14); Violet T. Nelson (age 11); and Norman N. Nelson (age 10). Clarence C. Nelson was the census enumerator.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1930, shows Earl V. Peterson (age 42) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents and first married at age 19 is a General Farmer owning his own farm in Turney Twp., Gregory Co., SD. Living with him is his wife Edna M. Peterson (age 42) born in South Dakota to Pennsylvania-born parents and first married at age 19. Also living at home are their six children, all born in South Dakota to Ohio and South Dakota-born parents: Verdus B. Peterson (age 19), a Farm Laborer; Eva I. Peterson (age 16); Howard S. Peterson (age 16); Steven M. Peterson (age 8); Calvin C. Peterson (age 6); and Alpha R. Peterson (age 3-9/12). Also there is Earl's widowed mother, Samantha J. Peterson (age 68) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents. A boarder is also in the household.

Verdus J. "Bert" Peterson and Fern Emily Rosebud Nelson were married on June 11, 1934, in Winner, Tripp Co., SD.


Verdus J. "Bert" Peterson and Fern Emily Rosebud Nelson Marriage Record.


Verdus Bert Peterson died November 25, 1992, in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA, at age 81. Buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.


The Oregonian, Portland, OR, November 26, 1992

VERDUS B. PETERSON

The funeral for Verdus B. Peterson will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Wash. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver. Mr. Peterson died of cancer Wednesday in his Vancouver home. He was 81. Born April 13, 1911, in Bijou Hills, S.D., Mr. Peterson was a retired welder. He had lived in the Vancouver area since 1964. Survivors include his wife, Fern N. of Vancouver; a son, George of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Louise Patterson of Portland; brothers, Howard of Seaview, Wash., Steve of Rapid City, S.D., and Colvin of Vancouver; sisters, Eva Hersch of Vancouver and Alpha Graves of Long Beach, Wash.; and three grandchildren.


Fern Emily Rosebud (Nelson) Peterson died March 19, 2009, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, at age 101. Buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.


The Oregonian, Portland, OR, March 24, 2009

Peterson, Fern E. (Nelson) 101

10/28/1907 03/19/2009 She was born in Iona, S. D. Fern was a homemaker. She is survived by her son, George; and daughter, Louise. A funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver.